Making your own rod holders.

Discussion in 'DIY, Do It Your Self, Home made' started by Mr Cat 1981, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Mr Cat 1981

    Mr Cat 1981 Member

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    I have an 18ft pontoon boat and instead of spending $20 and up per rod holder I made 10 of my own out of 2in schedule 40 pvc pipe cut into 1 ft sections, 10 45 degree angle pvc connections, 10 3 inch u bolts, pvc cement and screws. For $40 worth of material I made 10 rod holders. They work like a charm for long handled rods.
     
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  2. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    Jason, How about a picture?

    Having trouble visualizing the 45s. :smile1:
     

  3. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a good idea but I just don't trust plastic for my rods. We don't have a ton of big fish but we do have them. I even switched from the plastic Scottie adjustable holders when a huge hit ripped one of the Scottie holders down pointing toward the water. I jumped and grabbed the rod before it went in the drink. Fish didn't even hook up. I checked the holder thinking the cam wasn't locked or it was loose. It wasn't. I didn't adjust anything and could lay my weight on it. That was the last trip for plastic holders on my boat.
     
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  4. Mr Cat 1981

    Mr Cat 1981 Member

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    Schedule 40 is very strong. Its rated at 240 psi. It would break your rod long before it broke.
     
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  5. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I use it for vertical holders. It does great for that.
     
  6. Mr Cat 1981

    Mr Cat 1981 Member

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  7. crcanter

    crcanter Well-Known Member

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    Sure, it’s strong, but it gets brittle from exposure to sunlight.

    I still use the plastic Scotty-style, but keep them out of the light when not in use.
     
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  8. Mr Cat 1981

    Mr Cat 1981 Member

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    Yea, that's why I painted them black. That and they look alot better.
     
  9. SCUBACATFISHMAN

    SCUBACATFISHMAN Active Member

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    Good job... and Good idea... I love DIY... especially when they work out well.
     
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  10. Tommy Dean

    Tommy Dean Well-Known Member

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    The rod holders look great. Just keep in mind the uv factor.
     
  11. crcanter

    crcanter Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha! My brother made his with pvc & painted his silver... at first glance, I thought they were aluminum!
     
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  12. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the pics Jason. Now I can visualize it. :smile1:
     
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  13. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    Looks like some good design and fabrication skills at work there.
     
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  14. SCUBACATFISHMAN

    SCUBACATFISHMAN Active Member

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    can't keep a good plumber down... they can fix or rig up anything...LOL
     
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